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U.S. warns Iran on space launches, Tehran rejects concerns
The United States issued a pre-emptive warning to Iran on Thursday against pursuing three planned space rocket launches that it said would violate a U.N. Security Council resolution because they use ballistic missile technology.
Brazil's Bolsonaro says he is open to hosting a U.S. military base
Brazil's new President Jair Bolsonaro said on Thursday that he would be open to the possibility of the United States operating a military base on his country's soil, a move that would form a sharp shift in direction for Brazilian foreign policy.
On first day in power, House Democrats challenge Trump to end shutdown
Democrats wasted no time flexing their new power in the U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday by approving legislation backed by new Speaker Nancy Pelosi that would end a 13-day partial government shutdown, ignoring President Donald Trump's demand for $5 billion for a border wall.
Pelosi regains gavel as speaker of most diverse U.S. House ever
Nancy Pelosi again became the most powerful woman in American politics on Thursday, gathering dozens of children around her as she took the oath of office as the next speaker of a diverse and deeply divided U.S. House of Representatives.
Bristol-Myers to buy Celgene for $74 billion in largest biopharma deal
Bristol-Myers Squibb Co said on Thursday it would buy Celgene Corp for about $74 billion, combining two of the world's largest cancer drug businesses in the biggest pharmaceutical deal ever.
Apple shares dive; rare revenue warning drags global markets
Apple Inc shares plunged 10 percent on Thursday after the iPhone maker blamed weak China demand for a holiday-quarter revenue shortfall, with many investors worried the rare stumble was a harbinger for slowing global growth.
Hollywood's equality push fails to boost female film directors: study
Only 8 percent of Hollywood's top films in 2018 were directed by women, down from 11 percent the prior year, despite high-profile efforts to improve gender equality, a study released on Thursday showed.
Get the hankies out. Romance 'The Notebook' headed for Broadway
Romantic drama "The Notebook," which sparked a real-life love story between movie stars Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams, is headed for Broadway as a musical.
Do not leave athletes in limbo: U.S. doping chief
The head of the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) challenged the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) on Thursday to not leave athletes in limbo and make a quick ruling on Russia's failure to allow access to a data in a tainted Moscow laboratory.
Ailing Tway surges into lead at Sentry in Hawaii
American Kevin Tway overcame a sinus infection and an aching ear to shoot a bogey-free round of 66 and take a one stroke lead at the Sentry Tournament of Champions in Maui on Thursday.
POLITICS / INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS
Irish Premier Varadkar addresses Merkel's Bavarian CSU sister party meeting
Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar makes a statement as he attends a meeting of the CSU, the Bavarian sister party of Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative CDU.
4 Jan 10:15 ET / 15:15 GMT
Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan visits Turkey
Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan visits Turkey at the invitation President Tayyip Erdogan, with defence deals likely to be high on the agenda. Aside from his meeting with Erdogan on Friday, Khan will address a business forum and meet Turkish business people.
4 Jan 06:00 ET / 11:00 GMT
BUSINESS / ECONOMICS
Cleveland Federal Reserve Bank President Mester appears on CNBC
Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland President Loretta Mester is interviewed on CNBC, from the American Economic Association/Allied Social Science Association annual meeting in Atlanta, Ga.
4 Jan 08:00 ET / 13:00 GMT
Richmond Federal Reserve Bank President Barkin speaks on outlook for growth
Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond President Thomas Barkin speaks on "The Outlook for Growth" before the Maryland Bankers Association First Friday Economic Outlook, in Baltimore, Md.
4 Jan 13:30 ET / 18:30 GMT
Federal Reserve Chairman Powell is panelist at AEA/ASSA meeting
Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell joins a q and a at the American Economic Association in Atlanta, his first public appearance since a lambasting by President Trump earlier this month and an opportunity to defend current policy.
4 Jan 10:15 ET / 15:15 GMT
ARTS / CULTURE / ENTERTAINMENT
AWARDS-GOLDENGLOBES/ (PIX) (TV)
Hollywood ready to party in (possibly) Trump-free Golden Globes
The Golden Globes kick off the showbusiness awards season on Sunday with Hollywood apparently in the mood for a party, and with plenty to celebrate.
4 Jan 07:00 ET / 12:00 GMT
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